We offer programs in a wide variety of contexts, including schools, colleges and universities; museums and historic sites; congregations and other communities of faith; businesses and non-profit organizations.
Our programs often include our award-winning PBS documentary, Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North. Our staff and people from the film, including members of the DeWolf slave-trading family, are available for public speaking, facilitation, and to lead programs.
For more information about our programs or film screenings, please contact us at 617-924-3400 or
To see upcoming and past screenings of Traces of the Trade, click here.
GENERAL PUBLIC PROGRAMS
- Screenings of the film with Q&A or conversations led by one of the filmmakers, a family member from the film, or a trained facilitator
- Facilitated dialogues interweaving history, memory, and the politics of race, with attention to emotion, identity, and individual perspectives
- Speakers on topics including historical complicity in slavery and contemporary issues of race and privilege, for any occasion, including Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Black History Month and Juneteenth
Our programs help students, staff and teachers in elementary, middle and high schools, colleges and universities, explore the history and legacy of race and more effectively address issues of race and identity today.
- Film screenings and facilitated dialogues for classrooms and school- or campus-wide events
- Professional workshops for teachers and staff, covering history and civics lessons or increasing competence in issues of race and diversity
- Trainings for boards of education and educational administrators at any level of leadership
- Lectures on topics including historical complicity in slavery, the connections between that history and the present, and the myriad ways in which race impacts contemporary society
WORKPLACE TRAININGS ON DIVERSITY, RACE AND PRIVILEGE
For small businesses, corporations, non-profit and community organizations.
We provide personnel with basic or advanced training on issues of race, diversity and privilege, with emphasis on respecting the experiences and perspectives of all participants and increasing sensitivity and mutual understanding.
PUBLIC HISTORY PROGRAMS
- Professional workshops to deepen staff knowledge about the complex history and legacy of slavery and to develop skills for a balanced, sensitive interpretation of slavery for all visitors
- Consultations for museums and historic sites aimed at uncovering site connections to the nation’s broad involvement in slavery and on developing a comprehensive and conscientious interpretation of slavery for visitors
- Lectures and public programs on topics including national and regional involvement in slavery, and debunking pervasive myths about the role of slavery for North and South in the Civil War
- Film screenings, facilitated dialogues, and anti-racism programs for parishes, regional and national entities
- Guest preachers
- Professional development workshops for clergy and seminary students
- Exploring historical church ties to slavery through workshops and consultations